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I take a limited number of watches in for repair, and by mail only. There are some watches that I cannot acquire parts for, or that are too worn out to repair. My repair services are very much in demand, and I have been having to close my business quite often, as I quickly get too many watches in to repair in a timely manner. In an effort to better control my workload, I am requesting that you email or telephone me for a link that has my address, and a form to be filled out to accompany your watch.


If you have a question about repair of your watch, please do not hesitate to call or email me, Stephen Thomas, at 503- 239-1859 or jpaulson@earthlink.net (Include your phone number) with your questions. Calling me in person, or leaving a message on my answering machine, is the most efficient way of getting hold of me. If emailing, please include your phone number in your email and turn off your spam blocker so my reply will get through. I will get back to you within several days.


                                                             I do not sell parts or do appraisals. Please do not ask.


Quality Watch Repair

If you wind your watch and it ticks or it's an auto-wind watch (wound by your wrist movements), please go to the wind up watch estimate page.


If your watch has the word "quartz" on the dial, or you have never wound it and it ran, it is probably a battery powered watch.

If it has been over a year since you had a battery put in your watch, and you haven't gotten it wet, it probably has a dead battery, replacement of which is usually $20.00 plus shipping. In most cases if you suspect it is just a dead battery it is usually better to try a local shop for battery replacement before you mail it to me.

Battery powered watches have a lot less power in them than wind up watches, and they won't continue to run (and wear themselves out) with dirt in them as a mechanical watch will; they'll just stop. When your battery powered watch is new, you may get as many as seven years from a battery. As the watch ages and the oil gets gummy, you'll get fewer and fewer years from each battery until a new battery won't make it run.
Then it will need cleaning and oiling. A cost of about $97.00 and up. Sometimes it's cheaper to replace the watch's insides than it is to repair or clean and oil. The price can vary greatly, from $40.00 to $980.00, depending upon the grade of watch movement in your watch.


Note: Many old watches never kept good time in the first place, and cannot be made to run better than they did when new.

Note: These prices are only a guide so you can determine if you want to send me your watch. Having received your watch I will E-Mail or telephone you a firm price quote for repair.


Estimating Watch Repair Yourself For a Battery Powered Watch